There is no better way to explore Oakland's vibrant culinary scene than Restaurant Week, taking place every January. For 10 days, Oakland's best restaurants offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus for $10, $20, $30, $40, and $50. About 70 restaurants participate. Reservations are recommended, since the popularity of Oakland Restaurant Week is growing, and every year more people dine out and take advantage of special deals.
Restaurants are located all over the city including some upscale joints that are offering reasonably priced, multi-course meals. This allows visitors to upgrade to better restaurants and try more dishes than usual. Oakland Restaurant Week is not only about the fancy restaurants. You can find deals on quick lunches and get a massive offer at a casual restaurant.